There is no contention about the fact that the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu is a virtuoso when it comes to parliamentary practice in particular and politics in general, but should not give him the leeway to say whatever he wants just because he wants to look good in the books of Mr. Mahama.

When armed robbers strike, they do not discriminate when it comes to their targets. They neither look at tribe nor political affiliations of their victims. It is upon this that as political actors, we should strive to decouple partisanship from such criminal activities.

I was more than dumbstruck when I heard the Minority Leader blaming President Akufo-Addo for what he described as a breakdown in our security as a result of the recent spates of armed robbery activities.

Why would anybody blame the President over something like this when we all know that when it comes to logistics, though still not up to expectations, this administration has acquired enough for the police.

We must all contribute in tackling this issue from its roots with the view to finding lasting solutions for it. Politicizing a crime like armed robbery only energizes those in the trade as they know that politicians would not sit up to find measures to stop their activities but would rather engage in needless banters over whose tenure witnessed more armed robberies.

As a country, we have politicized almost every single thing under the sun but we have failed to deal decisively with these issues we haggle about.

Instead of sitting around the table to discuss the way forward with the relevant bodies, we always look for a political window in order to make mincemeats of such happenings. We make no progress with this attitude!

P.K. Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.


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